Running Events

Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Announces Estado de Mexico

4 Nov, 2021

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series has announced today that Toluca City in Mexico will become the newest destination for the series – with the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Estado de Mexico, scheduled to take place on November 21, 2021.

The new event will host both a 10K and a half marathon distance. Registration for the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Estado de Mexico Half Marathon and 10K opened on August 24, 2021 with further details available at

This marks the first new Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series event in Mexico since 2019 and takes the place of Mexico City on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Event calendar.

‘Bringing the ‘Fun to the Run’ through music, entertainment, and community immersion, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Estado de Mexico half marathon will take place during the morning hours, treating all participants to a race experience that highlights this historic city atmosphere.’

The event team notes that Toluca City is the State of Mexico’s capital, with just a 40-minute drive, it is an easy day trip from Mexico City. There is a lot to experience in Toluca, from hiking, visiting many of its churches, botanical gardens, and the colourful buildings.

Race week will kick-off on Friday, November 19, 2021 when the Health and Fitness Expo opens to the public, featuring the latest products and trends in the running industry. Runners of all levels will then take in the city centre and streets of Toluca City on Sunday, November 21, 2021 for the 10K and half marathon.

After starting out at Toluca downtown main plaza, race participants will experience the local streets, buildings, churches and parks before they eventually make their way to the finish line. Playing along the history of Toluca City, the musically-themed event will amp up the on-course bands and DJs for competitors to enjoy as they race their way to a finish line after-party festival.

“We are excited to add Toluca City, State of Mexico to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series as the first new host city since 2019,” said Joanna Jordan, Vice President – Managing Director, Latin America for The IRONMAN Group.

“We have been evaluating locations, and we feel that Toluca City provides exciting opportunities for both our runners and our brand. We are proud that we can be a part of showcasing and highlighting what the city has to offer the thousands of runners and their support crew who travel to the area.

“This new event will feature the historic city and music, making the Toluca City Downtown the perfect venue for the newest Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series event. We look forward to the race we will be able to create focused on running, music and community.”


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